Campus Pastor Opportunity – Manteno, IL

Logo - emailHave you been thinking about church planting, but aren’t excited about the prospect of starting cold without a core group or about the challenge of raising money?

Have you been equipped by the Lord to be a pastor who builds lifelong relationships through hands-on evangelism and discipleship, but you would like to leave the back-end stuff to someone else?

Have you discovered that there is more joy in serving the Lord with friends than serving alone?

If your answer to those questions is “Yes,” you may be interested in this exciting opportunity.

The Cornerstone Church of Bourbonnais, IL has begun a nation-wide search for a Campus Pastor  to lead their Manteno, IL congregation. With God’s help, this person will join a core group of dedicated volunteers to develop a healthy and growing community that demonstrates the Cornerstone mission of “connecting the disconnected, building the believer.” The ideal candidate will be a catalytic leader with a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ, gifted in the areas of evangelism and discipleship. The Campus pastor will be responsible for the growth, health, and alignment of the congregation through leading the ministry team of the congregation, planning and leading the weekly gathering (including preaching each week), connecting newcomers, and building up believers.

Manteno 2Cornerstone Church has been led by Pastor Bob Grysen, the founding pastor, since 1995. This dynamic community-based congregation is a missional, evangelical and Reformed ministry seeking to influence its region for Jesus Christ. In its short life, the congregation has become a spiritual cornerstone of its community. The ministry is supported by two beautiful and fully-equipped campuses. The creatively renovated former retail carpet store, which is now the Manteno campus, is strategically located across the street from Manteno High School. It includes a great gathering space, more than adequate support space, as well as a significant amount of yet-to-be developed space.  The ministry is enriched by the presence of college students from Olivet Nazarene University and Kankakee Community College.

The family-friendly community of Manteno, but seven miles north of Bourbonnais and less than an hour south of downtown Chicago, is a village in Kankakee County with a population of 9,300, up from about 6,400 in 2000. It is a bustling community with plenty of things to go, see and stay, including the Kankakee River State Park. Plus, it has access to multiple modes of public transportation. On top of that, Manteno and the surrounding region have been repeatedly ranked as one of the best places to live in the US.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, send an inquiry to or drop your resume here. Should you not have personal interest, feel free to forward this email to share this announcement with your colleagues. Thanks in advance for any consideration you may provide.


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